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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-10-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,189
Posted By Han Solo
Pm sent for GPX and question about route making

I read the list of resources you planned to use to make the routes; ARC GIS data, DOT maps, etc. my question is did you end up primarily using one or two maps? I would like to come up with some...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Han Solo
Thanks so much! I messaged Error Cooled and I am...

Thanks so much! I messaged Error Cooled and I am looking forward to a great ride! It looks like it would take me about two hours on the interstate which would suck but get me there.

I've started...
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,126
Posted By Han Solo
I left my fuel injected bike in a storage unit in...

I left my fuel injected bike in a storage unit in Las Vegas for a year and a half and it started right up. Before I left it I changed the oil, disconnected the battery and put gas stabilizer in it....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Han Solo
Asheville adventure route?

New to the area and was wondering if anyone would like to chime in on a good adventure ride from here. Route planning is always the toughest part of any trip. I'm thinking 3 or 4 days, as much off...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 49,259
Views: 10,318,851
Posted By Han Solo
I found these bags at a seconhand sports store in...

I found these bags at a seconhand sports store in Flagstaff. Waterproof, tough and cheap. Bicycle pannier bags work great for me and there are lots of them around. New or used.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 49,259
Views: 10,318,851
Posted By Han Solo
Why remove AIS?

I've decided not to change my stock pipe. Is there any advantage - performance or otherwise - to removing the Air Induction System? I already have the aluminum cover to make the mod but is there any...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By Han Solo
Thanks I'll swing by Moto Vicious. Maybe I can...

Thanks I'll swing by Moto Vicious. Maybe I can trade beer for a few GPX files. What does this ranger ride and how fast is he? :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-29-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By Han Solo
Riding around Asheville

New to the area. This is what I've found so far. Both of these are about an hour from Asheville. Would love to find anything closer, even dirt roads?

Pisgah National Forest north of Asheville...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,474
Posted By Han Solo
Trans America Trail: The most complete ride report ever!

Hello fellow adventurers. This is an exerpt from our blog. We took three months to ride the Trans America Trail and then south into California and back east into Nevada so far. I really tried to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 737
Posted By Han Solo
TAT Ride Report - New Mexico to Colorado

This is an excerpt from our blog. Wish we could post pictures here but there are lots of them on the blog.

We break the silence and scooch on down the road, spitting gravel as we go. Pushing the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 47,737
Posted By Han Solo
We left Tellico the same day as you. Enjoying...

We left Tellico the same day as you. Enjoying your ride reports. We probably won't catch up b.c we are taking our time and our seat aren't as comfortable. We are on the Mississippi River now and ride...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,018
Posted By Han Solo
My girlfriend and I are on the TAT in Missippi...

My girlfriend and I are on the TAT in Missippi right now headed west. Not sure what to do from Oregon. What's the "TET?" and or is there dirt route headed back? On a WR and a T Dub and don't want to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 694
Posted By Han Solo
Happening Now: Riding the TAT Ride Report

After breakfast at Waffle house and a nice chat with an older couple, " We used to camp in farmers fields," he told me, we were on our way. We had detoured a bit to get to Albany, Missippi so we...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-22-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,311
Posted By Han Solo
HI all new to this thread. So grateful for the...

HI all new to this thread. So grateful for the info. We want to ride this route from Tallahassee up to Atlanta (which is better West or East?).

Also dualsportmaps.com seems to be down. Perhaps...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-21-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,816
Posted By Han Solo
How to make and install GPS maps on a Garmin step by step

I got a PM asking how to do this so I thought I would post my answer where it might help others. This is intended for those new to the process of uploading maps to GPS (like me). Also I know there...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-20-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By Han Solo
I am using Google Earth to make routes and then...

I am using Google Earth to make routes and then changing them to gpx files using gpsies.com (free no sign in) and then opening them in Base Camp where I can drag and drop them into my Nuvi 500....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-01-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,702
Posted By Han Solo
Sounds like I could just make our maps in google...

Sounds like I could just make our maps in google earth, map source or perhaps base camp. Two concerns come to mind:

1. How do you actually transfer your routes into your 500 (especially since I'm...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-30-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,702
Posted By Han Solo
Here's what James at Garmin had to say if anyone...

Here's what James at Garmin had to say if anyone is considering the Nuvi 500.

"Han,

Thank you for contacting Garmin Product Support.

I spent some time messing around with the Nuvi 500...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-30-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,702
Posted By Han Solo
Thanks Countdown, tracks vs routes hmm. This is...

Thanks Countdown, tracks vs routes hmm. This is the first I've heard of this distinction. So I guess routes can change based on what the gps thinks I want to do (I detour around a closed bridge and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-30-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,702
Posted By Han Solo
Thanks for all the info on the Nuvi 500...

Thanks for all the info on the Nuvi 500 biker128pedal. I just got off the phone with Garmin. The first rep said I get ten routes and that's it.

The second rep said I could make all my routes at...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-29-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,702
Posted By Han Solo
Bluhduh Comparing the Garmin 500 to 60CSX and other models

I am thinking about buying the Nuvi 500. I like the screen size, orientation and resolution, plus topos and 3D driving screen and the fact that it is waterproof and I can hardwire it for power to the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-28-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,678
Posted By Han Solo
Reading through all these posts and researching...

Reading through all these posts and researching the models I've come up with two options. I'm looking for something I can ride the TAT with, so mostly off road and I'm riding a WR 250 R.

It seems...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,322
Posted By Han Solo
Camping on the TAT

Has anyone made a map or file that shows campgrounds along the TAT route?
Forum: Americas 03-23-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,179
Posted By Han Solo
A Girls Bike for the TAT?

Wondering what folks would recommend for a newer female rider planning to head out on the Trans America Trail. She's 5'2" with a 27" inseam and about 110 #'s.

She really likes the Honda CRF 150...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12,085
Views: 1,910,893
Posted By Han Solo
For the TAT?

How tall is your wife? I'm 5'2", 27 in inseam. We want to ride the TAT and I am considering this bike. Recommended?
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